Hemp Research at A&M University



Aruna Weerasooriya, Ph.D. has over 25 years’ experience in research in Medicinal Plants and Plant Systematics. Before joining Prairie View A&M University, he worked as the Senior Research Scientist at theNational Center for Natural Products Research and the Director of their Medicinal Plants germplasm collection at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where they also had the only legal Cannabis cultivation and research program at that time.

He is now leading the industrial hemp research program at PVAMU and his team includes experts in modern plant sciences to evaluate all the Texas approved hemp strains. 

This session will feature a conversation between Dr. Aruna and Nathan Murphy, VP of Outreach and University Research for Hempliance.